by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE NEWS:
MOVIES - From THR: Father/producer Ivan Reitman and son/director Jason Reitman discuss "Ghostbusters: Afterlife."
From Negromancer: My review of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife."
TELEVISION - From Deadline: ABC's holiday special, "A Very Boy Band Holiday," will feature members from several famous boy bands, including "New Edition," "*NSYNC," "NKOTB" (New Kids on the Block), and "Boys II Men," to name a few. This special will air Mon., Dec. 6th, 2021.
MOVIES - From Variety: “Oppenheimer,” director Christopher Nolan's $100 million-budgeted historical drama about physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and the creation of the atomic bomb, could be considered one of an endangered species - prestige dramas with budgets that big.
SCANDAL - From Deadline: "Bohemian Rhapsody" (2018) screenwriter Anthony McCarten has filed a breach of contract suit against Graham King and his GK Films for money owed on the Oscar-winning film about Queen and its iconic singer Freddie Mercury. The film grossed 911 million dollars worldwide, but Fox says the film is still not profitable and is 51 million dollars "in the red" (debt).
MOVIES - From Deadline: Martin Scorsese is set to direct and produce a biographical film about the legendary rock band, "The Grateful Dead." Oscar-nominee Jonah Hill will play the band's front man, the late Jerry Garcia.
NETFLIX - From CNET: Netflix launched a website Tuesday (Nov. 16th) where it posts charts of its most popular shows and movies, updated every week and ranked by the total number of hours that subscribers spent watching them.
STAR TREK - From Deadline: "Star Trek: Discovery" has left Netflix and now will be exclusive to Paramount+.
MOVIES - From THR: The film studio Miramax is suing director Quentin Tarantino over plans to release non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on his 1994 film, "Pulp Fiction."
STREAMING - From THR: The "Harry Potter" franchise trio: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson and director Chris Columbus are among those appearing in a 20th anniversary HBO Max retrospective of the first film in the series, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
TELEVISION - From THR: TV Pilots 2021: The Complete Guide: Keep track of all the broadcast pilots that are in contention for the 2021-22 season at ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW.
BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro: The winner of the 11/12 to 11/14/2021 weekend box office is Marvel Studios' "Eternals" with an estimated take of 27.5 million dollars.
From Negromancer: My review of Marvel Studios' "Eternals."
MOVIES - From THR: Mel Gibson is set to direct "Lethal Weapon 5," which will likely be the final installment in the franchise which began in 1987 with "Lethal Weapon" starring Gibson and Danny Glover.
STREAMING/PARAMOUNT+ - From Variety: Paramount Plus has released a teaser trailer for its "Halo" live-action TV series, which is due in 2022.
STREAMING/HULU - From THR: The next film in the "Predator" film franchise is a prequel entitled "Prey." Set 300 years in the past, it pits Comanche Nation warrior, a young woman named "Naru," against an alien Predator warrior. It is expected to stream on Hulu Summer 2022.
BOOKS/MOVIES - From THR: Over the summer HarperCollins released Quentin Tarantino's paperback novelization of his Oscar-winning film, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." On Nov. 9th, the deluxe hardcover edition debuted and it has lots of extras.
MOVIES - From Deadline: MGM has won the bidding war for a pitch about an buddy-action movie starring Jason Momoa ("Aquaman") and Dave Bautista ("Guardians of the Galaxy" series; "Dune")
From Deadline: Veteran character actor, Art LaFleur, has died at the age of 78, Wednesday, November 17, 2021. LaFleur appeared in many television series and in at least 20 TV movies. LaFleur is best known for playing "Babe Ruth" in the coming-of-age sports movie, "The Sandlot" (1993) and for his appearances in two other baseball-themed movies, "Field of Dreams" (1989) and "Mr. Baseball" (1992)
From Deadline: American jazz musician, composer, and lyricist, Dave Frishberg, has died at the age of 88, Wednesday, November 17, 2021. His songs have been recorded by Rosemary Clooney, Shirley Horn, and Mel Torme, to name a few. He also wrote the song, "I'm Just a Bill" for ABC's "Schoohouse Rock!" series.
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